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2023

Heart Disease When Young Could Bring Memory Issues by Middle Age

Heart Disease When Young Could Bring Memory Issues by Middle AgeTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer a heart attack or stroke in middle age may develop memory and thinking problems earlier in life, too, a new study finds.The study, published online Jan. 25 in the journal Neurology, focused on people who had developed premature cardiovascular disease. That refers to heart disease, stroke or leg artery disease that strikes before the age of 60.The researchers found that those individuals generally performed worse on tests of memory and thinking compared to people their age who were free of cardiovascular conditions. And the differences were already apparent in middle age.It's not clear what that could ultimately mean for their brain health down the road, said lead researcher Dr. Xiaqing Jiang of the University of California,...

What Is the Mediterranean Diet, and How Can It Help You?

26 January 2023
What Is the Mediterranean Diet, and How Can It Help You?THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for a healthy way to eat that has stood the test of time, the Mediterranean diet may be your best bet."There are many health benefits to the Mediterranean diet," said Rahaf Al Bochi, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "The Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower risk for heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and cognitive decline. It is also associated with improved fertility and pregnancy outcomes."But exactly what is the Mediterranean diet?"The Mediterranean diet emphasizes plenty of vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts, seeds, olive oil, herbs and spices," Al Bochi said. "Dairy, fish and poultry are consumed a few times a week, whereas red meat and processed meat is...

AHA News: After a Stroke at 87, Woman Had to Convince...

26 January 2023
AHA News: After a Stroke at 87, Woman Had to Convince Family She Was Really OKTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Barbara Bartels and a friend were catching up over coffee on a Sunday morning in August. They'd met up at a café not far from Bartels' home in Santa Cruz, California. As an artist and a bit of a self-professed hermit, Bartels didn't socialize much beyond her regular art critique group. But she did occasionally accept invitations to go out.At 87, Bartels recently had felt herself slowing down. She still did yoga every day, but not as vigorously. To compensate, she added qi gong, a Chinese-based practice that involves movement, mindfulness and breathing.Both physical and mental health have always been important to Bartels, a mixed-media artist and former fashion designer. Like most of her artist friends, she had been a...

Childhood Autism Diagnosis Is Getting Better, But Not...

26 January 2023
Childhood Autism Diagnosis Is Getting Better, But Not for EveryoneTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Autism cases are surging in the New York-New Jersey metro area, mainly fueled by the diagnosis of autistic children who don’t have intellectual disabilities, a new study reports. The percentage of kids identified with autism spectrum disorder rose from about 1% in 2000 to 3% in 2016 in that region, said lead researcher Josephine Shenouda, program manager and epidemiologist with the Rutgers University Children’s Research Center in New Jersey.That increase occurred mainly due to new diagnoses of autistic children with a borderline, average or above-average IQ, according to findings published Jan. 26 in the journal Pediatrics.“The driver of the increase of autism was really coming from identification of children with autism without...

Updated Boosters Cut Risk of XBB Variant Infection by Nearly Half

26 January 2023
Updated Boosters Cut Risk of XBB Variant Infection by Nearly HalfTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests the updated bivalent COVID booster shots are worth getting, new government data shows they cut the chances of infection with the new XBB variant by nearly half.While those ages 49 and under saw a 48% reduction in risk, the shots were slightly less effective in older individuals -- about 40% in adults ages 50 to 64 and 43% in those 65 and up. Effectiveness was seen for both the Pfizer and Moderna boosters, the study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.While the boosters were modified last summer to target the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, the latest research reveals they’re also working against XBB, which is now responsible for about half of new cases in the United States.This is...
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